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CBIC appoints Customs Authority for Advance Rulings, at Delhi & Mumbai

CBIC appoints-Commissioner (Customs Authority for Advance Rulings), Delhi; and Commissioner (Customs Authority for Advance Rulings), Mumbai, to function as Customs Authority for Advance Rulings, at Delhi and Mumbai, respectively. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) New Delhi, the 23rd October, 2020 Notification No. 102/2020-Customs S.O. 3777 (E).—In exercise […]

Notification No. 57/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) Dated 16.10.2020

Notification No. 57/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) Dated; 16.10.2020- Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence) New Delhi, the 16th October, 2020 NOTIFICATION No. 57/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) S.O. 3662(E).—In pursuance of notification No. 60/2015-Customs (N.T.), published vide number G.S.R. 453(E), dated 4thJune 2015 in […]

Notification No. 55/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) dated 12.10.2020

Notification No. 55/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) dated 12.10.2020- Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by Pr. DGRI. Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Notification No. 55/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) New Delhi, dated the 12.10.2020 S.O.—-(E). – In pursuance of notification No. 60/2015-Customs (N.T.), published vide number […]

Notification No. 53/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) dated 09.10.2020

Notification No. 53/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) dated 09.10.2020- Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by Pr. DGRI. Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Notification No. 53/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) New Delhi, dated 09.10.2020 S.O.     (E). – In pursuance of notification No. 60/2015-Customs (N.T.), published vide number […]

Guideline for Testing of outside samples by Revenue Laboratories

(i) As Revenue Laboratories can deal with the samples related to Drug Controller, FSSAI & Textile Committee, all the customs samples, are preferably be tested in the Revenue Laboratories only. (ii) In case facility to test particular commodity or parameter is not available in the nearest Revenue Laboratory, such cases shall be referred to the nearest government laboratory where such facility is available.

CBIC notifies Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currencies wef 16.10.2020

  CBIC notifies Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currencies against India Rupees wef 16th October, 2020 vide Notification No. 99/2020-Customs (N.T.), Dated: 15th October, 2020 Government Of India Ministry of Finance (Department Of Revenue) (Central Board Of Indirect Taxes And Customs) ***** Notification No. 99/2020 – Customs (N.T.) New Delhi, dated the 15th October, 2020 […]

Notification No. 51/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI), Dated: 08.10.2020

Notification No. 51/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI), Dated: 08.10.2020- Appointment of common adjudicating authority MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence) New Delhi, the 8th October, 2020 NOTIFICATION NO. 51/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) S.O. 3564(E).—In pursuance of notification No. 60/2015-Customs (N.T.), published vide number G.S.R. 453(E), dated 4th June 2015 […]

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGB) 2020-21- Series VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII

Reserve Bank of India RBI/2020-2021/52 IDMD.CDD.No.730/14.04.050/2020-21 October 9, 2020 The Chairman& Managing Director All Scheduled Commercial Banks, (Excluding RRBs) Designated Post Offices Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd.(SHCIL) National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. & Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. Dear Sir/Madam, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGB) 2020-21- Series VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII Government […]

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGB) 2020-21- Series VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII

Reserve Bank of India RBI/2020-2021/52 IDMD.CDD.No.730/14.04.050/2020-21 October 9, 2020 The Chairman& Managing Director All Scheduled Commercial Banks, (Excluding RRBs) Designated Post Offices Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd.(SHCIL) National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. & Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. Dear Sir/Madam, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGB) 2020-21- Series VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII Government […]

Notification No. 48/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI), Dated: 05.10.2020

Notification No. 48/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI), Dated: 05.10.2020 Principal Director General, Revenue Intelligence, hereby appoints officers mentioned in column (5) of the Table below to act as a common adjudicating authority to exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in column (4) of the said Table in respect of noticees mentioned in column (2) of the said Table for the purpose of adjudication of show cause notices mentioned in column (3) of the said Table, namely:-

Declared import value cannot be rejected without passing speaking order

Commissioner of Customs Vs. Artex Textile Private Limited (CESTAT Delhi) we find that assessing officer have been making enhancement in a routine manner and the respondent who are regular importers are left with no choice but to sign on the dotted line for taking delivery of their goods to carry on their business, and also […]

HC explains relevant date for application of notification

Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd Vs. Union of India (Gujarat High Court) 1. Rule returnable forthwith. Mr.Nirzar Desai, learned Standing Counsel waives service of notice of rule on behalf of the respondent no.1. Mr.Parth Bhatt, learned advocate waives service of notice of rule on behalf of the respondent nos.2 and 3. Mr.Kartik Pandya, learned advocate waives […]

Custom Officer/ DRI can arrest a person on reasonable belief of Smuggling

Sundeep Mahendrakumar Sanghavi Vs. Union of India (Gujarat High Court) (1) Any person can be arrested for any offence under the Customs Act, 1962, by the Customs Officer, if such officer has reasons to believe that such person has committed an offence punishable under Section 132 or Section 133 or Section 135 or Section 135A […]

Exemption notification should be interpreted strictly: Delhi HC

Apeejay Infra-Logistics Private Ltd. Union of India (Delhi High Court ) We would like to refer to the verdict given by the Supreme Court relating to tax exemptions in the case of Commissioner of Customs (Import), Mumbai vs. Dilip Kumar and Company & Ors., (2018) 9 SCC 1, wherein, the Supreme Court examined several precedents […]

Transaction Value to be accepted if there was reason to doubt truth or accuracy of such value

Aureole Atelier Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Commissioner of Customs (Preventive) (CESTAT Delhi) Section 14 of the Customs Act provides that for the purpose of valuation the value of imported goods shall be the transaction value of such goods, i.e. to say, the price actually paid or payable for the goods when sold for export to India […]

Notification No. 89/2020-Customs (N.T.)- Issue of ‘proper officer’

Notification No. 89/2020-Customs (N.T.)- Seeks to amend Notification No. 40/2012-Cus (N.T.) dated 2nd May, 2012 related to Issue of ‘proper officer’ under the Customs Act, 1962. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) New Delhi, the 17th September, 2020 Notification No. 89/2020-Customs (N.T.) S.O. 3182(E).—In exercise of the powers […]

FERA Offence Liability depends on Role in Company Affairs & Not on Mere Designation or Status: SC

Shailendra Swarup Vs Deputy Director (Supreme Court of India) Section 68 of FERA, 1973 deals with Offences by companies. Section 68(1) provides that every person who, at the time of the contravention was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to, the company for the conduct of business of the company as well as […]

Jurisdiction of Commissioner (Appeals) to assessment orders passed by Faceless Assessment Groups – Reg.

Notification No.63/2020-Customs(N.T.) dated 30.07.2020 to amend Notification No.92/2017-Customs (NT), dated 28.09.2017 to specify the jurisdiction of Commissioner (Appeals) to assessment orders passed by Faceless Assessment Groups – Reg. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) New Delhi, the 30th July, 2020 Notification No. 63/2020-Customs (N.T.) G.S.R. 482(E).—In exercise of […]

Safeguard duty on imports of Solar Cell extended by one Year

CBIC continues the levy of Safeguard duty on imports of ‘Solar Cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels’ for a period of one year , in pursuance of final findings of review investigations issued by DGTR vide Notification No. 02/2020-Customs (SG) dated 29th July, 2020. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF […]